NHL postpones Islanders @ Flyers on Nov. 30; Update on Nate Thompson
Today the National Hockey League issued the following statement regarding the New York Islanders postponements:
“The National Hockey League announced today that as a result of an additional New York Islanders Player entering COVID Protocol this morning, and up to eight Players potentially unavailable to play due to COVID Protocol, as well as the possibility of additional cases due to spread, the team’s games will be postponed at least through Tuesday, Nov. 30. The decision was made by the League in consultation with the NHLPA’s and Club’s medical groups.”
This, of course, cancels out the only home game the Flyers are playing this week. I would normally say it’s for the best but the Islanders have been god awful lately.
The Flyers’ schedule for the next week is now the Devils on Sunday and the Rangers on Wednesday. One bright spot in the postponement is it cancels out a back-to-back. The November 30th game against the Islanders would’ve normally been played the day before the Flyers travel to MSG. Alain Vigneault provided a vague injury update for Nate Thompson as well.
AV said Nate Thompson had an MRI this morning and they are still awaiting the results, but AV expects him to be out a while— Jamey Baskow (@JameyBaskow) November 27, 2021
The Flyers need to figure out someway get out of this funk for this two game interdivisional road trip. Let’s see what happens against the 8-6-4 New Jersey Devils on Saturday.
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